Mind, Body, & Spirit
Coaching is different than therapy in that it doesn't involve diagnosis and pathology. Coaching is about tapping into your inner power (awareness), intuitive and creative self, to create your life in a meaningful way.
It can be challenging sometimes to see our own blind spots. Especially, if they are holding us back. I can guide you through your inner wilderness, to learn how to put bravery into courageous action and self-love into practice.
Because we do the best we can with what we know, sometimes we don't know what we can not see. I can help you and your partner find a positive direction to move forward in with loving-kindness and compassion.
I have been teaching and promoting the balance and harmony of mind, body, spirit for over a decade. I have a Master's degree in Integral Counseling Psychology that bridges Eastern and Western psychology for a holistic approach with clients. I am a 200hr RYT yoga teacher, using breath, proper alignment, and poses to deepen into our mind-body system. I find that mind-body practices give us the strength to peer into the uncomfortable parts of ourselves so we can deepen our strength, balance, joy, and loving-kindness. I have also studied Aikido, a Japanese martial arts for 9 years and have received a Black-belt under the tutelage of Matsuoka Sensei.
I was ordained a Buddhist monk in 2015 in the Rama lineage of American Buddhism, and continue to study with an Enlightened teacher, Jenna Sundell. For the past 11 years, the twin practices of meditation and mindfulness has helped me to facilitate the highest, brightest, and happiest life possible.
I am bilingual in Mandarin and have lived and worked overseas in China with the children in the orphanages and foster care homes to assist them in finding their forever homes.
For the past 3 years, I have been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, where I have enjoyed working with Combat Veterans, their spouses, and clients dealing with grief & loss, trauma, and substance addiction. At this time, I am currently not taking any new therapy clients.
I am passionate about the process of discovering truth for oneself through coaching with tools that incorporate the relational system of mind, body, and spirit. Coaching is about accessing the Power of You through 1) Recognizing Who You Are, and 2) Embodying That Which You Are.
I look forward to meeting you!